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Your Wedding-Budget Worksheet
When it comes to spend-
ing five figures of your
(or your parents’) hard-
earned bucks, the power
invested in you is not
to be taken lightly. Use
these suggested percent-
ages as a guideline to
figure out how much to
allot to each component.
(Adjust the numbers
as you wish; just make
sure the total adds up
to 100 percent.) To man-
age expenses, consider
installing computer
software like the iDo
Wedding Couple Edition
(www.elmsoftware.com,
$30), which tabulates
amounts y
ou plug in.
(For a printable copy of
this worksheet, go to
www.realsimple.com/
weddingbudget.)
Reception (50 percent)
Venue and rentals
F
ood and service
Beverages
Cake
Miscellaneous fees
Attire (10 percent)
Gown and alterations
Headpiece and veil
Bridal accessories
Hair and makeup
Groom’s tux or suit
Groom’s accessories
Miscellaneous fees
Flowers and Decorations (10 percent)
Floral arrangements for ceremony
Flower girl’s buds and basket
Ring pillow
Bride’s bouquet
Bridesmaids’ bouquets
Boutonnieres
Corsages
Reception decorations
Lighting
Miscellaneous fees
Music (10 percent)
Ceremony musicians
C
ocktail-hour musicians
R
eception b
and, deejay
, or entertainment
Sound-sy
stem or dance-
f
loor rental
Miscellaneous fees
SUGGESTED PER
CENTAGES BUDGETED AMOUNT VENDOR ESTIMATE AMOUNT SPENT
Y
OUR TOTAL BUDGET:
$
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